Se Cathedral of Lisbon

Experience The Majesty Of Se Cathedral of Lisbon

Se Cathedral of Lisbon has seen a lot of history go on around it since its construction in 1147. A popular tourist destination around Lisbon, the fact that it is still standing today is a testament to its rich history and also to the strength of the people of this region. After the region was recaptured from the Moors, the people had the church built as a monument to their liberation.

In the 1700s, the region was rocked by a powerful earthquake, and sections of the Se Cathedral of Lisbon were destroyed. The subsequent renovation was begun by Alfonso IV and reworked under his direction. The chancel, the royal family’s tombs, the nave and other major sections of the church had been crushed, and later restored to even greater glory and dedicated to St. Vincent, patron saint of Lisbon.

Subsequent reconstructions during the 19th and 20th centuries added modern touches on the exterior and restored the chapel of Bartolomeu Joanes, as well as its bell tower. The final touches resulted in some of the areas stripped down to their gothic beauty but the historical monument is still breathtaking and one of a kind.

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